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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Miriam, that is just plain ugly!

    Charlee, I hope you are doing better?

    Miriam, how old is Wilbur?

    Nancy

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    I like it Charlee! And as for the "lady", I think I would have put some clothes on her...

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    Miriam, 1) Has your daughter given Wilbur any acidolphilus to replenish the good bacteria in his gut that the antibiotics are killing off along with the baddies? That will help with the gas and diarrhea. 2) After you 'Copy' something, go to where you want it in added to your reply and right click. 'Paste' should be one of the options in the dropdown box. My GD put Chrome on my computer this summer and I asked her that one before she left.

    Anamarie, that's not like my blonde cabinet. Mine is the fake Limed Oak from the 50s - 70s. Very blonde with a fake woodgrain. It's a factory appliqued finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Miriam, 1) Has your daughter given Wilbur any acidolphilus to replenish the good bacteria in his gut that the antibiotics are killing off along with the baddies? That will help with the gas and diarrhea.
    A -good- yogurt should do the trick for this as well. Many of them will list acidolphilus and bifidus on the label, and with the flavors, it's like a treat. Easy to administer.

    Good luck, hope he starts feeling and getting better soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Here is a picture of part of the cabinet top. I picked it up in my car, so I took it apart to bring it home, and didn't put it back together. I will do that tomorrow and take a picture.

    There's a really good chance that Restor-A-Finish in the right color and some Feed'N'Wax would take care of that. It looks better than my 27's treadle did when I brought it home, and that's all I've done to the treadle so far (besides the restoration, but we're talking finish here) It's not completely "gone" as far as marks, but you don't see them unless you look for them. Bringing up the luster with the Feed'n'wax hides a ton too.

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    Thank you, Irisrose, it looks like nice wood, but I don't know much about cabinets, and the woods that were used.

    ArchaicArcane, I've been reading a lot about Restor-A-Finish, and Feed'N'Wax. I thought maybe painting everything, but the top and drawer and leaving that the color of the wood. I've just been removing the finish, that is on there for now.

    Thank you both very much for your imput,
    Anamaria

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    Wash it with Murphy's Oil Soap and fine steel wool. Of course, you wipe it dry right away. Then if the paint comes off easily, you can move to the Howard's products. I refinished a vintage dressing table with Howard's products in the walnut. It looks good. Or would if I could find a antique brass handle with a ruby colored insert with holes 4" OC.

    Miriam, an acidoliphlus product from the natural food store refrigerated case is much stronger than any yogurt available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Glenn probably could fix that one
    Agreed. That doesn't look like particularly bad wood so making it look like wood shouldn't be too bad. I'm kind of fond of the wood top over dark painted base look if the base can't easily be made to look like nice wood.

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    Wilbur, the solemn little man, will be 3 in November - don't you love his curly hair? His momma raises goats and makes yogurt. We won't know much more until Friday. Pray for the rest of the family too. Mom and Dad haven't had much sleep lately. The girls worry about Wilbur. The baby doesn't know what is going on - he's Walter and that little clown will be a year the end of November.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Wilbur, the solemn little man, will be 3 in November - don't you love his curly hair? His momma raises goats and makes yogurt. We won't know much more until Friday. Pray for the rest of the family too. Mom and Dad haven't had much sleep lately. The girls worry about Wilbur. The baby doesn't know what is going on - he's Walter and that little clown will be a year the end of November.
    Yes, that red curly hair and his blue eyes make him adorable! So Miriam is your daughter naming all her kids something that starts with a 'W?' Walter and Wilbur, Wilma, and Wyonna? One of our kids named all 5 of his boys names that start with a 'D'.

    This super bug thing is so scary. I guess they think it has happened because of all the mis-use of antibiotics!

    Nancy

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    Anamaria, here is a painted cabinet with a pretty blue White inside!
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/fuo/3291164352.html

    Nancy

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    I have already and will continue to pray for Wilbur. Don't let the MDs shove you back and forth as they are inclined to do. There are MDs that specialize in infectious diseases and he may need one of them. I'm sure Indy has them so start asking your friends if they know one and were satisfied with the care they received just in case the family and ENT MDs are stymied. IU Med Ctr (Riley, I think it was, back in the day when I grew up there) or Methodist Childrens Pavillion would be a good place to look IF that type of doctor is needed. Staff MDs, with their specialty, should be listed on the website for each place. My prayer is that it is a simply treated infection that just got ahead of the MDs. I remember having a very similar thing when I was a kid (before antibiotics were common) and fortunately the causative agent was simply impetigo that got up in my sinuses and all over my body. Our love and hugs to you ALL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Anamaria, here is a painted cabinet with a pretty blue White inside!
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/fuo/3291164352.html

    Nancy
    Hi Nancy, I've seen that ad, the machine looks real pretty, but I don't like the cabinet. I really do prefer the plain wood. But, my wood finishing skills are zero. I thought painting would be easier, and I also want to stick with water based products.
    I would love to find a yellow, green or pink machine, but I have only seen the blue color it must have been very popular,
    Anamaria

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    Miriam, I have been keeping Wilbur and the rest of your family in my prayers since I read about his illness. After all, all of you are going through this with him. Please keep us informed as to how he's doing.

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    Hi. 38389 posts - I was surprised when I found this forum the other day. Lots of great information here. You all have a very nice forum. Let me introduce myself. The name is Mike and I am in Clearwater, FL. Retired. One hobby is making stuff for motorcycles, dogs, and even people sometimes. Seats, grocery bags, covers. My first machine was a Consew which I had to restore to get working. So I figured out how these gizmos work and got 'hooked' on restoring. I use the Consew for leather and heavy materials. It's great for motorcycle seats, etc. Also I like garage sales, and that way I started buying old sewing machines and fixing them up. It's one thing I like to do.

    So I am pleased to meet all of you and hope to be helpful as I learn.

    I saw a post back a few pages about finishes. I did a lot of woodfinishing and prefer shellac. If anyone is interested in the way I french polish then let me know. I do use urithane though. Not a purist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    I like it Charlee! And as for the "lady", I think I would have put some clothes on her...
    Thanks....and are you talking about the doll I made? I'll get around to making a dress for her sooner or later...
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    I am doing better...still get really tired, easily, but all in all, am actually pretty well. Thanks for asking!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Sorry, two different subjects. I was admiring your sewing machine cabinet and commenting on an earlier post with a pic of a decoupaged "bust" someone was using to display jewelry. I've seen your doll too...very cute! Isn't it nice to know how much you're missed when you're not around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Here's the cabinet that I painted with a patchwork design.
    Attachment 367435


    Miriam, I'll keep Wilbur in my prayers!! Hope you have an answer soon!
    SEW, I am not crazy? I have been itching (in my mind!) to paint one or two of my vintage cabinets that have cute little benches with storage under the seat. Thanks Charlee for the visual!

    Glad to see you are feeling better. Hope you keep going in that direction.

    Linda

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    I am cleaning out my office and ran across the case for my FW. Eeeek! I don' t want to open it because I know it had moldy odor issues two years ago. I had tried leaving it open in the summer sunlight for days and to no avail.

    What is the BEST way to get rid of that odor? Or, is replacing the felting inside the only way. I hate musty smelling stuff.

    Linda

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    Tons of options!
    http://quiltville.blogspot.ca/2012/0...ine-cases.html

    The other thing is that Dave McCallum - http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx/index.html - suggests using a lamp with a stable base and heating the inside. That's in keeping with a lot of the comments in the other link above. I can't remember the specifics of what he said (wattage and time) but if needed, I suppose I can bring myself to watch that portion of the DVD again...

    This link has some good suggestions too:
    http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?topic=11086.0
    Last edited by ArchaicArcane; 10-04-2012 at 11:38 AM. Reason: More info

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    grumble grumble complain grumble some more - couldn't make it stick.... don't know how to resize that one - it was a sewing machine cabinet painted purple and they made it into a little kitchen. Pretty cute actually. Did you see the one turned upside down, put a pillow in it and made it into a doggie bed?
    Don't know if this is what you need to do or maybe you are doing it already. When you find a picture from another site what I do is copy it to the MY Pictures section on my computer or where ever you save your photos. then I can resize it or if I want to put it on here it works better coming from my own computer where it's been saved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Tons of options!
    http://quiltville.blogspot.ca/2012/0...ine-cases.html

    The other thing is that Dave McCallum - http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx/index.html - suggests using a lamp with a stable base and heating the inside. That's in keeping with a lot of the comments in the other link above. I can't remember the specifics of what he said (wattage and time) but if needed, I suppose I can bring myself to watch that portion of the DVD again...

    This link has some good suggestions too:
    http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?topic=11086.0
    Thanks. I haven't read them all but so far, the spic n span with a little bleach sounds good! I really would like to use the case when I travel with my FW.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    how do you paste an image HERE? I can get it to copy but it won't go here. I can send an image in an email but there is no selection to paste here.
    You may have already done this:
    On the Post to thread page, scroll down to Manage Attachments and click on that. It gives the size of images you can load. Your photo may may be too large to upload. Double check your photo and see how big it is. You may have to make it smaller by your computer photo program and then go back and upload it. I had to do that with some of mine as they were way bigger than the QB will load and they loaded quickly. Good luck...

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    I just got a 99K, and the cabinet. And I just answered a CL ad for a 66 in a bentwood case. The machine looks in very good condition. The decals look very nice. The case looks nice; the wood looks a bit dry. It even has the key! I will pick her up tomorrow, I couldn't resist the price $20.
    I really have to stop looking on CL
    My children tell me I have too much free time, I am waiting for my 3rd knee surgery. Hmm....wonder if it could be related.
    Anamaria

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